Possible sixth student diagnosed with meningococcemia

State of Oregon officials are investigating a possible sixth University of Oregon student diagnosed with meningococcemia, according to KVAL.

Meningococcemia is an infectious bacteria that can lead to meningitis. The Oregon Health Authority is researching whether this student also has meningitis.

This would be the sixth student on campus who has caught this sickness since January. Lauren Jones, UO freshman, died from this disease. 

University officials did not immediately respond for comment.



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